Benoît Delahaye ; Uli Fahrenberg ; Kim G. Larsen ; Axel Legay - Refinement and Difference for Probabilistic Automata

lmcs:942 - Logical Methods in Computer Science, August 26, 2014, Volume 10, Issue 3 -
Refinement and Difference for Probabilistic AutomataArticle

Authors: Benoît Delahaye ORCID; Uli Fahrenberg ; Kim G. Larsen ; Axel Legay

    This paper studies a difference operator for stochastic systems whose specifications are represented by Abstract Probabilistic Automata (APAs). In the case refinement fails between two specifications, the target of this operator is to produce a specification APA that represents all witness PAs of this failure. Our contribution is an algorithm that allows to approximate the difference of two APAs with arbitrary precision. Our technique relies on new quantitative notions of distances between APAs used to assess convergence of the approximations, as well as on an in-depth inspection of the refinement relation for APAs. The procedure is effective and not more complex to implement than refinement checking.

    Volume: Volume 10, Issue 3
    Published on: August 26, 2014
    Imported on: November 12, 2013
    Keywords: Computer Science - Logic in Computer Science

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